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Peek Inside Untouched

Dez is a Six, a person with an abnormal ability. Kale’s touch means instant death to anyone. But now there's Dez, the girl he can touch, and they're warning Sixes about Denazen. When Dez sacrifices herself, Kale is lost. Kale will need all his training to get Dez back and ensure they all make it out, free--and alive. But will it be enough?

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Until he met Dez, Kale’s days were filled with violence and death. He was used as a weapon of destruction by the power hungry men of Denazen. He’s a Six. A person with an abnormal ability. Some people call them gifts, but not Kale. Kale’s touch means instant death to anyone.

But now there’s Dez, the girl he can touch, and they’re hunting down Sixes and warning them about Denazen. Kale is learning about the world outside captivity and trying to put his dark past behind him. But they underestimated how badly Denazen wanted him back.

When Dez sacrifices herself to save the new Six they rescued from falling into the corp’s hands, Kale is lost. Denazen has brought out its best to get the job done. Samsen, a nightmare from Kale’s past—the only person he’s ever truly feared—has come for them, and it soon becomes obvious he has his own twisted agenda.

Kale will need all his training to get Dez back and ensure they all make it out, free–and alive. But will it be enough?

The Denazen series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1: Touch
Book #1.5: Untouched (novella)
Book #2: Toxic
Book# 2.5: Faceless (novella)
Book #3: Tremble


"I really enjoy the writing style of this author, it flows really well. This is the second book I have read and they are both excellent. I would certainly recommend Touch & Untouched. I simply cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out!!!" --Chocolate Chunky Munkie

"Wow, what a novella. I was completely and utterly sucked back into this incredible world that Jus Accardo has built." --Kayleigh, Goodreads

"Overall, Untouched is a must read for any fan of this series and I’d highly recommend it anyone who is looking for something a little different." --Donna, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750357
Series: Denazen, Book 1.5
Release Date: Mar 27, 2012
Page Count: 104
Imprint: teen
Genre: sci-fi, young adult
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, overcoming odds

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By Giselle April 22, 2012

Kale is a character like no other. Being imprisoned by Denazen his whole life, he never got to learn social behavior. Social skills and etiquette are completely lost on him. He doesn't understand slang or why people lie. He gets bewildered by elementary things. It's sad in a way because of what he w ...more

By Tana June 04, 2012

Untouched (Denazen # 1.5) by Jus Accardo

Untouched is a short novella, all told from Kale’s point of view, the interesting thing about the story being told by Kale is that he sees things very different from everyone else due to he was locked up and isolated for a very long time. Since he has never ex ...more

By Amber May 21, 2012

Wow, He sure is PUUURRRDDYY! Review to come... ...more

By Jacinda March 29, 2012

It's not long enough! Haha ...more

By Kayleigh March 30, 2012

Untouched Review on K-Books

Wow, what a novella. I was completely and utterly sucked back into this incredible world that Jus Accardo has built. Usually novellas are not my favourite books and most don't get over a 3 star rating. I just usually feel like it's so short you can't really enjoy it as muc ...more

By Ana August 05, 2012

This review was done in conjunction with the review for Touch at
Ana & Celeste reviewed these books together.

♥ Initial thought after finishing:
Ana: Really enjoying this series! So many twists and turns…such evil bad people…and a great romance!

Celeste: Loved! Holy double crossing!! F ...more

By Donna April 24, 2012

I absolutely adored Jus Accardo’s debut novel Touch, so when I was offered the chance to review her new novella Untouched, of course I jumped at the chance and honestly – I’m so glad I did because it doesn’t disappoint!

Untouched is a short story told from Kale’s point of view. Yes, you heard that r ...more

You can see the full review at Chocolate Chunky Munkie

I have to say when this novella was released I jumped for joy. I was really pining for the next book in the series and it’s not released for a couple of months. So when I saw Untouched I did a little dance on the spot. I absolutely loved Touch! ...more

By Annie April 02, 2012

Kale. Kale. Kale. Omg how I love thee!!!! This was an amazing Novella told from our beloved Kale's POV!!! I truly saw him better in this and understood who he was. Ahh I love him so much. I love Dez too!! She is a kick ass heroine with a strong and noble persona!!! They are truly the perfect pair to ...more

By Marie June 20, 2012

Oooooh I love Kale!!

This little novella was so good and really gave you an insight into how Kale thinks. It gave us readers a chance to get to know him better and understand him aswell as to realise the full extent of how his past has affected him now.
His love and need for Dez is so goddamn cute! ...more

By Ferdy April 06, 2012

A novella from Kale's perspective. Kale and Dez track down a Six to invite her to join them and to warn her about the evil corporation - Denazen. Kale, Dez and the Six decide to go to the local theme park to get to know each other better but it's not long before the Denazen agents turn up to cause h ...more

By ♥ Rebecca ♥ July 12, 2012

OMG, why havent I been able to find more romances like this? It has been a long time since I read a really great YA romance, and I didnt even realize it till I read this and remembered how much better Touch is compared to anything I have read in a long time. I cannot wait for Toxic!

The ending was re ...more

By Rosa March 28, 2012

Loved it! It was really short and that makes me have a sad face! I love Kale to no end and reading from his POV was just as funny! He still takes everything literally which just makes everything ho-larious! I sort of missed Dez's mouth cuz she really didn't talk. The little novella takes place in on ...more

By Shannon August 29, 2012

I am so in love with Kale.. ...more

By Sara May 29, 2012

I love Kale and Dez! This is a short book but worth the read. ...more

By Eszter July 14, 2020

Huh, már hat éve olvastam az Érintést, és hiába tetszett, valahogy a folytatásra még se vágytam. Ismét egy olyan novella, ami kellő tartalmat kapott, hogy élvezhető is legyen. Nem valószínű, hogy folytatom a sorozatot, de nem volt rossz újra a két fiatallal tartani. Kale még mindig aranyos azzal, ho ...more

By Sairaika March 14, 2020

An untouched read!

He will need all his training to get her back and ensure they all make it out, free–and alive...
But will it be enough?

Ooh, this little novella was such a gem - a real treat! And honestly I just wanted more of this couple. If only this was a novel but I can't wait to read book two! ...more

By Kelly April 05, 2012

Untouched is a novella in Jus Accardo’s Denazen series.

The story follows Dez and Kale as they recruit Sixes, not only warn them and protect them, but also to gain their help in the fight against Denazen.

On their way to an amusement park for a day of fun (and firsts for Kale), Dez and Kale have one ...more

By Nikki February 08, 2015

4 swoon worthy stars for this short little read, "Untouched"!!

“You promised me my first coaster ride,” I said, leaning in to brush a quick kiss across her nose. She rose onto her toes and rubbed her nose against mine. There was a name for it—Dez had told me a few nights ago. Something about Eskimos, ...more

This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

Kale is going cross country with Dez to find and warn other Sixes about Denazen. He's learning a lot about the outside world on this trip and he gets to spend more time with Dez, which is always a plus. But when contacting the last Six ...more

By Dani April 18, 2012

Reviewed for the author on Pen to Paper.

I have been so excited to read more from this series for so long now - I LOVED Touch - and although this is a short read, it's definitely keeping me going for now... until I can get my hands on Toxic, anyway!

Kale is one of my absolute favourite YA heroes at th ...more

By Valerie May 04, 2012

Spoilers if you haven't read Touch

My Summary:

Kale has escaped Denazen for now but he can't escape what he is, a six - someone with abnormal abilities - and his is one of the most abnormal abilities. His touch kills, well, except for Dez. She's the only one he can touch safely and he lives for those ...more

By Jessica (Step Into Fiction) April 30, 2012

I fell in love with Kale in TOUCH but reading a book from his point of view? Yeah, I fell harder. He’s so innocent it’s adorable but it turns out, he’s not as innocent as you think. He’s just not used to the outside world. He can’t see the things we see because his entire existence was basically loc ...more

By Loretta April 24, 2012

Touched was an amazing book. Jus Accardo really wrote such an amazing book that was action packed and full of just the right amount of everything. So I was very excited to see that there was going to be a Novella between books 1 & 2.
This was a great addition to the Denazen series. Kale is such a gr ...more

By Erin October 21, 2012

Okay, so I started reading Toxic and decided I probably should have read this first, so I backtracked. This was a really quick read and I was so happy to see a little more Dez and Kale!! Getting Kale's POV was great, because I just love his innocent naivete when it comes to the ways of the world. He ...more

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Jus Accardo

About the author

Jus Accardo

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food. Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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